Drink driver banned from the road after colliding with telegraph pole near Harbury - The Stratford Observer

Drink driver banned from the road after colliding with telegraph pole near Harbury

A DRINK driver who lost control of his car and collided with a telegraph pole near Harbury has been banned from driving.

John McClaren from Whinchat Road, Thamesmead, London, was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £484 and ordered to pay £135 costs and a £194 victim surcharge after appearing at Leamington Magistrates Court on Friday January 26.

The 34-year-old was arrested at 11pm on December 7 when police were called to a collision on Ufton Road near Harbury. He had lost control of his car and collided with a telegraph pole snapping it in half, causing the cables to drop onto the road.

Part of the pole also hit another motorist’s vehicle causing damage. He was located nearby and admitted being the driver.




He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after he failed a roadside breath test and was later charged.

And 43-year-old drink driver Luke Hutchins of Swan Street, Alcester was sentenced to a community order requiring him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid supervised work.


He was also banned from driving for 25 months and ordered to pay £135 costs and a £114 victim surcharge after appearing at Leamington Magistrates Court on Friday January 26.

He was arrested just after midnight on December 10 on Swan Street after police observed his manner of driving on the A46. He was stopped and failed a roadside breath test.

As well as drink driving he was also arrested for driving without insurance. He was later charged with both offences.

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